Mary Ellen Bute’s notes and sketches for Abstronic (1952), screening at Light Industry on Tuesday, November 5.
"These electronic pictures of the music are a natural phenomena which take place in the sub-atomic world; they are then captured on the Cathode Ray Oscilloscope and filmed with the motion picture camera. The colored backgrounds are hand done and superimposed on the electronic animation of the musical themes. In this movie, film artist Mary Ellen Bute combines Science an Art to create ‘Seeing Sound.’" - from the film’s original press release.
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